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Thomas123
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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Thomas123 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:24 pm

Hi Dion!

I don't know what happened. For some reason, I either didn't get a notification of your responses or missed them somehow.

I have been going through some very rough time. I apologize for the delay and will now get back to the questions that you asked.

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Dion » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:15 am

Nice to hear from you again, Thomas :)
Ok 👍

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Dion » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:10 am

Hi Thomas :)
How’s it going?
Is everything ok?

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Thomas123 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:45 pm

What is being protecfed by this feeling? Look deeply and ask within, what needs protecting?
It feels like it is my sense of self itself that feels threatened.
Conversely, is the current moment, here and now, safe? Are there any immediate threats to your life, wellbeing and safety? You need not exercise any imagination here. Just look at what is, right here, now.
Current moment is quite safe. There is nothing threatening me at the moment.

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Dion » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:08 am

Hello Thomas :)
Nice to hear from you.

You said, “
It feels like it is my sense of self itself that feels threatened
”.
Let’s look closely at this sense of self.
Be very quiet, and still, and look closely for your self.
Where is it? Where is it located? What shape? Feeling?

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Thomas123 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:48 pm

It seems my sense of self is in my own mind. I have formed a sense of "me" (my whole being whatever that is) which I am mentally referring to us "self". It doesn't have a shape and as it is only a mental construct.

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Dion » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:36 am

Hi Thomas :)
Good looking!
It seems my sense of self is in my own mind.
Let’s get to the bottom of it all, Thomas.
Your sense of self is in your own mind?

Let’s look closely at the mind. What is this mind of yours? Where is it located?
my own mind
Furthermore, where is the ‘me’ in relation to this mind?
You said the image of the self is in the mind.
And then you claim possession of the mind in which the image of the self resides. There seems to be a sense of me beyond the sense of self.
What and where is this ‘me’ that claims possession of the mind?

Look hard and long and very very deeply.
Be sure that you reply directly from looking.
Don’t make any assumptions, or respond with ideas, beliefs or images.

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Thomas123 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:40 pm

What is this mind of yours? Where is it located?
I seem to be stuck here. I can give you a bunch of answers about what this mind might be and where it might be located. I don't think these are the kind of answers you are looking for. I don't know how to respond other than with ideas and assumptions.

When I simply look, all I can see that there appears to be a mind that creates the sense of self. Anything beyond that is assumptions.
What and where is this ‘me’ that claims possession of the mind?
I don't think there is anything or anyone claiming possession of the mind. There is a sense of self, which I assume to be a process of the mind. But even that is an assumption. So as before, I don't really know how to answer this without referring to ideas, beliefs, and assumptions.

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Dion » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:40 pm

Hi Thomas :)
Nice to hear from you again.
there is a sense of self, which I assume to be a process of the mind.
When you say ‘sense of self’, do you mean sense of being?
Or are the two different?
In which case, what does ‘sense of self’ mean?

Also can you please describe what ‘mind’ is, in your experience?
What arises when the word ‘mind’ is spoken? What does this word actually point to?

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Dion » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:10 pm

Hello Thomas :)
Are you still there?
Dion

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Thomas123 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:52 am

Yes. I am still here. It is going slow.

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Dion » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:19 am

Hi Thomas :)
If you like, if you tell me what you’re stuck on, we can try to rephrase the questions, and work through them together.
Just let me know if that suits you.
Take care,
Dion

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Re: Seeking a guide

Postby Thomas123 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:40 pm

The thing I seem to be stuck with is being very aware that the answers that I come up with are just concepts. So I don't feel like they are taking me anywhere. Yet I don't know how else to answer the questions.


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